Em Chord Guitar - 3 Minute Tutorial

E Minor Chord Guitar - 3 Minute Tutorial

Em Chord Guitar - 3 Minute Tutorial

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In this video, we're going to go over how to play the first and the easiest of the seven basic chords, the E Minor chord. Okay, so in this video, I'm just going to show you how to play it and where to place your fingers. In the next video that's right directly below this, I'm going to help you master it. Let's jump in.

You're going to take your middle finger, finger number two. You put it on the string second closest to the ceiling on the second fret. Then, after this finger is placed, you're going to take your third finger, actually your ring finger. Put it on the string third closest to the ceiling, also on the second fret. So, as you notice, the middle finger is not right up to that metal bump. That's okay. That's perfectly fine. As long as you're playing on your fingertips, that should be the sound that you get.

Once again, here's how you get to an E Minor. Take your middle finger, finger number two. Put it on the string second closest to the ceiling on the second fret. Then, you're going to take finger number three, your ring finger, put it on the string third closest to the ceiling, also on the second fret. Your middle finger will be a little bit farther away from the fret than your ring finger is.

Before we move onto mastering this chord, you need to know there's one pain point that most beginners have when they learn this chord. If you look closely, if I'm not playing on my fingertips, this is what it looks like, the G string, the string that is third closest to the floor, is likely to be muted. If I play on my fingertips, however. Okay, so not on fingertips. Fingertips.

You must play on your fingertips for each one of these chords. Well, actually not all of the chords. There's one exception, but for E Minor in particular, you do need to play as much on your fingertips as humanly possible. Once again, cut the fingernail short and it'll be a lot easier for you. Okay, so in the video below, I'm going to help you master this chord.